Monday, 4 December 2017

BLOGMAS Day 4: A Winter's Poem

Blogmas is going fast! I can't believe it's day 4 already. So for this blog post I wanted to give you all a bit of literature to get you feeling Christmassy. Also I thought it was quite fitting as well since it's been 0 and below where I am! Not that I'm complaining since that's the way I like it.
So I found a beautiful piece of icy themed writing, and thought it would be nice to share it with you guys to get you in the winter mood.

I'm sure that after reading this poem you will definitely at least recognise some of it. But I won't tell you where it's from until the end.


A Crystal Forest 

by William Sharp

The air is blue and keen and cold,
With snow the roads and fields are white
But here the forest's clothed with light
And in shining sheath enrolled.
Each branch, each twig, each blade of grass,
Seems clad miraculously with glass:

Above the ice-bound streamlet bends
Each frozen fern with crystal ends. 


Heard it somewhere before? Like me, you probably heard it when Belle reads it out in the 2017 Beauty and the Beast. However Disney does add a few of their own lines to it. When I first heard it in the film with Belle and the Beast standing together out among all the snow, when they first start to realise they do have love for each other. I thought it was one of the most beautiful poems I've ever heard. It's so short and simple yet it paints a thousand images in your head, and it really makes me feel like it's winter. Especially when I'm curled up in front of the fire reading it.  

If this poem had the same impact on you as it did me, then check out some of William Sharp's other poems, and let me know what you thought! 

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